Celebrate the 4th of July in Breckenridge
High in the Rockies, summer comes a little slower to Breckenridge than it does to the rest of the country, but it is the most perfect time of year with temperatures that rarely get into the high 80's. The Fourth of July kicks off summer in Summit County.
4th of July Event Schedule
7 am - 11 am - Independence Day 10K
The Independence Day 10K kicks off Breckenridge’s 4th of July celebration. The race finishes just in time for runners to watch the parade and join other festivities.
Click here for more information on the race and to see the course map.
8:30 am – 4th of July “Sparkler 50 Yarder” Strider Bike Race
Your little one can get in on the race action too! The 10th Annual Strider Race starts in front of the Gold Pan Saloon and finishes at Blue River Plaza. If your child can walk, then your child is invited to join. This year’s event will raise funds for a new playground at the Carriage House Early Learning Center, Breckenridge’s longest running daycare.
Strider and balance bikes are not provided. Participating children must wear a helmet. Children must be registered prior to the day of the race to participate.
Click here for more information on the “Sparkler 50 Yarder” Strider Bike Race.
Location: Gold Pan Saloon
9:30 am – Firecracker 50
Started by 2 Breckenridge locals, the Firecracker 50 has been a Breckenridge staple for 20+ years. Kicking off 4th of July festivities with a bang, this 50-mile mountain bike race will send 750 racers out to complete two 25-mile laps and 4,000 feet of climbs on some of the best backcountry trails in Breckenridge.
Click here for more information on the Firecracker 50 and to see the course map.
Location: Intersection of S Main Street & Lincoln
10 am – Independence Day Parade
Breckenridge loves a celebration, and the Independence Day Parade is one of everyone’s favorites. Dressed in red, white, and blue, locals and visitors line up along Main Street to cheer on the passing floats and parade participants.
Town officials strongly suggest leaving your furry friend at home during the parade for their own safety.
Location: Main Street between Watson and Park Ave.
10 am – 3 pm – Breck Create Cirque de USA
Continue the family friendly celebration with Breck Create and DJ Get Crispy. Compete in the chalk art contest, dress your fur friend up for the doggie fashion show, kids can have their faces painted and enjoy complimentary crafts and games while parents enjoy an adult beverage in the beer garden at the Old Masonic Hall patio, and more!
Click here for more information on Breck Create’s Cirque de USA.
Location: Breck Create Arts District Campus
12 pm – Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer, CJ Mueller, will read the Declaration of Independence at the Blue River Plaza following the parade.
Location: Blue River Plaza
12:30 pm – NRO Alumni Quartet
Enjoy patriotic favorites performed by Alumni of the National Repertory Orchestra.
Location: Blue River Plaza
6 pm – National Repertory Orchestra: Fourth of July Spectacular
Dedicated to all who have served and are currently serving, the Fourth of July Spectacular is a family friendly, interactive event that will feature beloved patriotic pieces conducted by NRO Music Director Laureate Carl Topilow.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, tickets are $25 to $35 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under.
Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets for the event.
Location: Riverwalk Center
7:30 pm – Eclipse Theater Comedy Night
Erica Rhodes, Mark Masters, and special guests Leonard Smith, Austin Kress, and Ray Lau will be performing at The Eclipse Theater.
The live comedy show starts at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm.
Location: The Eclipse Theater
Click here to purchase your tickets for the comedy show.
Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Celebrates You
Join us for our annual Fourth of July client appreciation party.
Enjoy the town parade, races, and festivities in the morning. Immediately following the parade we invite you to join us outside our historic Main Street location for our favorite event of the year. There will be music, plenty of food, drinks, and fun for the whole family.
We hope to see you there!